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Why Does It Take So Long For My Water To Heat Up?

Sometimes you need to wash off a hard day with a hot shower. But what happens when you run your hand under the water and it’s freezing, even after several minutes? Maintaining your water heater can keep you from being left out in the cold.

For help troubleshooting your tankless water heater or upgrading your installation, Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing has you covered. We understand how essential your heater is daily and want to help solve your problem efficiently. Read on to learn why your system is acting up and how to get back on track!

Your Plumbing System — Long Distance Travel

No matter what kind of water heater you have, where you place it matters. When you turn on the tap, water has to travel through your pipes to reach you. If your heater is far away from where you need it, you may be stuck with water that’s colder for a while.

Investing in a tankless heater may be the perfect solution to this problem. Because tanks are bulkier, they’re often tucked away in a garage or storage closet. This gets tricky when these places are far away from the areas of your home that need hot water.

Tankless heaters, meanwhile, can be attached to the wall virtually anywhere in your house. Placing it near your showers or appliances can help hot water reach you on-demand, right when you need it!

Hard Water + Debris Buildup

If it’s becoming hard to get hot water, the problem may be hard water! If your water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium, these minerals can build up in your heater. When debris in your heater blocks water from entering, it becomes a lot more difficult to warm it up and transport it throughout the house.

There are a few signs you can look for to tell if buildup is your problem:

  • You receive short bursts of cold water and hot water
  • Your heater makes popping noises
  • Your water or water heater appears rusty

Don’t worry if you spot any of these symptoms. Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing offers expert water heater repair and installation perfectly suited to your unique problem.

All Out Of Heat

Even though tanked heaters keep water warm, they can only hold a certain amount at a time. If your house uses a lot of hot water, the tank may run out and require time to reheat. This can leave you hanging even when your appliance works perfectly.

To avoid running out of steam, investing in a tankless installation may be the answer! Instead of storing a set amount, these devices heat water on-demand only when you need it. Not only can this save you money on electricity bills but it also prevents you from using up a resource you may need in a pinch.

Water Heater Old Age

While repairs and maintenance can prevent your belongings from breaking, time is one thing you can’t fight. Different water heaters have different lifespans depending on their model and power source. While tanks last about 10 years, tankless alternatives can last 10 years longer.

If your unit has aged out, it’s probably time for a replacement. While tanked heaters have a lower installation cost, keep in mind that tankless models last longer and demand less energy in day-to-day use!

Call A Professional For Repairs And Installations

Even when you’ve found the problem, fixing it can be much trickier. Water heaters connect to your house’s pipe system, so make sure a professional is handling any major projects or repairs.

Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing Is The Best Of The Best!

For excellent assistance in the Texas Hill Country area, Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing is the way to go. We provide professional water heater installation and replacement services that cater to your needs. Call now for quality customer service and hot water year-round!

Why Choose Us?

We set our standards high so that you get the service you deserve!

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We show up for you every time. Our team strives to provide the best solutions the industry has to offer so you can rest easy knowing your systems are working flawlessly.
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We care about our customers because you are our neighbors, so you will always receive the best product and service from our team!

What Our Customers Say

Excellent Job!

Tecnician was very professional and explained ever detail of the maintenance on the unit. He took his time to make sure the unit was running perfectly. Blanco AC always does an excellent job.

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Extremely Helpful!

Richie was my service technician today. He was knowledgeable, personable, and extremely helpful. Also fixed an irritating issue with my thermostats. Could not be happier with his service!

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Highly Recommended!

We had plumbing issues and Morgan not only fixed them quickly and efficiently, but he also took the time to teach during the process. I highly recommend Morgan for your plumbing repairs.

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